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 (dĭ-skrĭm′ə-nā′tĭv, -nə-tĭv)
1. Drawing distinctions.
2. Marked by or showing prejudice: discriminative hiring practices.

dis·crim′i·na′tive·ly adv.
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(dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv)

1. making distinctions; discriminating.
dis•crim′i•na`tive•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.discriminative - capable of making fine distinctions
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
2.discriminative - expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett
critical - characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
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Able to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
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I grant you I have not your discriminative faculty of hearing; for the concert of all Lineland which gives you such intense pleasure, is to me no better than a multitudinous twittering or chirping.
Even after several negative smear results, age is not a good discriminative factor for early cessation of cervical cancer screening.
The algorithm is built on discriminative redundancy-aware features set.
The statement, issued by a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry, said the Security Council ''should promptly make an apology for having infringed the sovereignty of the DPRK and withdraw all its unreasonable and discriminative 'resolutions' and decisions adopted against the DPRK.'' DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.
The man, Moshe Wahab, decided to take the case to court, and the judge ruled that the suspension was faulty and discriminative. They ordered the hotel to continue paying Wahab until the legal proceedings are completed, and to refrain from hiring a new permanent kashrut supervisor and settle for a temporary replacement.
He's very discriminative about who he goes out with, so if you're up for the challenge ...
Holloway, M.D., said in an editorial that because patients can undergo recordings with less disruption of their daily activities with the capsule, its use "will provide more meaningful data for evaluation of patients and, hopefully, more discriminative diagnosis" (Gut 2005;54:1672-81).
This is because according to yoga, as well as Ayurveda, the ultimate cause of disease is ignorance (the illusion that the "I-sense" is real), the ultimate cure of disease is discriminative wisdom (the realization that the "I-sense" is an illusion), and the ultimate state of health is liberation from the cycle of reincarnation and suffering (through that ultimate realization).
And they have to realize what an impact they are making." Fortunately, IHEs can be discriminative about which students they elect as their school ambassadors.
Simply put, researchers often set out to examine the relationship between antecedent events and subsequent behaviors; however, by changing the antecedent, they may inadvertently change the discriminative stimulus, the maintaining consequence, or both.
Russia's State Civil Aviation Service will reportedly fully liberalise the airline industry by ending its discriminative quota system for domestic passenger flights.
The area under an ROC curve is a measure of the usefulness or "discriminative" value of a test in general.